Renaissance architecture in Loire Valley

Sights in Loire Valley

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 (Photo by Arnaud Scherer)

The poster child for French Renaissance castles

 
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The Château de Cenonceau (Photo by Yvan Lastes)
Chenonceau
Amboise

A fanciful fairy tale built in the middle of a river and connected to shore by graceful turreted bridges

 
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Panorama of the interior façades. From right to left: the Louis XII flamboyant wing, the medieval Gothic castle, the François I Renaissance wing, and the Gaston d'Orléans classic wing (Photo by Tango7174)
Château de Blois
Loire Valley

The Royal Castle of Blois spans the Gothic to the Renaissance eras

 

Topics in France

French Renaissance Examples, from A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher (Photo by Sir Banister Fletcher)

Rediscovering the classics: proportion, order, and mathematical precision

 

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